If you’d like to find way to deal with anger and stop yelling at your kids, these resources are for you. You are not alone – many of us struggle to deal with anger as we never learned healthy ways to handle this strong emotion.
I hope the books and links on this page help you find the tools you need to bring some more peace to your home. I will update this page as I learn more about how to deal with anger. Let me know if there is a resource you think belongs here.
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The Orange Rhino – Fantastic site all about a mom’s journey to stop yelling. Lots of alternatives to yelling, help for how to deal with anger.
Stop Yelling Webinars - Free hour long webinar that you watch on your tablet or computer and you can ask questions in the text chat.
The next free parenting webinars I am hosting with Amy McCready of Positive Parenting Solutions:
TBD, Fall 2014
- 1pm EDT
- 9pm EDT
Register at this link to reserve a spot. You’ll receive further instructions from them by email.
What can you do to deal with anger in the moment?
- How to STOP a Mama Tantrum
- Dealing with Parenting Rage – A few strategies for how to deal with anger in those moments when you can’t pass the parenting to another adult.
- Relationship Survival Mode - Keep your connection with your child intact when you’re angry.
- What To Do When Being Mom Makes You Feel Mean – Tips From 10 Moms - I love these practical ideas from many different ways on how to deal with anger and resentment as a parent.
How can you prevent yelling?
- Feeling grumpy all the time? 6 Health Checks To Do - Could your anger or exhaustion be a health issue? here are 6 of the most common issues that cause anger or a grumpy temper for moms.
- 10 Dangerous Thoughts for Parents Who Want to Stay Calm - If you go into these thought pattern you’re more likely to increase your anger instead of dealing with it healthfully/calmly – this post offers alternatives too.
- Getting out of the Yelling Cycle – The day I realized I was bullying my kids and how I turned it around with simple physical reminders.
- Take Care of Yourself – It’s critical to do self care, here are ways to take care of you.
- Learn Your Anger Triggers - We often forget that simple things can cause us background stress. Is this why you’re yelling?
- Letting go of Parenting Guilt – How do you move forward from a mistake?
- The Stop Yelling Challenge – This is a support group run by Amanda of the site Dirt and Boogers. Join and find a community of kind, non-judgmental folks with a common goal.
Books on dealing with anger and positive parenting
Below I’ve listed a handful of my favorite books. To find a more complete listing including books on parenting an intense child, sibling rivalry and more go to:
|The back of this book has sections which list behaviors and how to respond to them. Make sure to get the updated edition in which they no longer support spanking.||Gives you the framework to understand your child’s most frustrating behaviors and learn how to help them be successful and fun to live with instead.||An entire parenting course in a book – Ten Tools for positive guidance that will help you find solutions for any parenting challenges.||Since I’ve started using Amy’s tools my kids are fighting less and I’m feeling more empowered and much less angry. She also has a video course I highly recommend.|